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Active shooter reported at Arkansas State University: What we know

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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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Thank God it wasn't a confederate flag on his truck.

Latest said he's been taken into custody.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Daavin
unless he has them rigged to explode with something to cause a spark inside the take...


That would not be very effective since the propane is liquid and needs to be mixed with air to be volatile.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

According to the local news, the idiot is in custody. No shots fired according to the police.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

These days, an American flag is almost as bad.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

half full tank pump pressurized air into it
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
The propane container in the truck is a bit concerning though.


They do not explode when shot.


Unless there is an open flame near them before being shot.


Well, tell that to the propane tank attached to my gas grill. When the fire is on in the grill on top, will shooting the canister below cause an explosion?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Daavin
half full tank pump pressurized air into it


I do not think that would even do anything. You would probably need just a minute amount of liquid and mostly air for the proportions to be right.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I'll agree with you there. but it is possible, I'm just speculating, buddy could actually think it works like in the movies.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

What do you think will happen with AP steel-core or steel jacketed?

And i know for a fact it will if you have incendiary rounds or hand loads with thermite......

But then again i can only assume the tank had propane in it, i have no idea how full or empty it was and we never got close enough to check......

Anything is possible i guess but lead and gas a bomb does not make.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
The propane container in the truck is a bit concerning though.


They do not explode when shot.


Unless there is an open flame near them before being shot.


Well, tell that to the propane tank attached to my gas grill. When the fire is on in the grill on top, will shooting the canister below cause an explosion?


If you try it, put it on you tube. that's the kind of cool # we all enjoy seeing.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Daavin
unless he has them rigged to explode with something to cause a spark inside the take...


That would not be very effective since the propane is liquid and needs to be mixed with air to be volatile.


Correct, even incendiary rounds wouldn't ignite it.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: benwyatt

No, no bullet will make a tank explode



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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Suspect has been captured. NO shots were fired.

Suspect captured



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: Blueracer
Suspect has been captured. NO shots were fired.

Suspect captured


So it was an active almost shooter?

ETA: Kidding aside, I am glad nobody was hurt.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Looks like he had some mental problems (and legal issues): See link for his Facebook Post.

www.wfsb.com...
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: benwyatt
What do you think will happen with AP steel-core or steel jacketed?


Nothing, propane tanks do not explode when shot. There are plenty of YouTube videos showing what happens when you shoot them with a large caliber projectile.


And i know for a fact it will if you have incendiary rounds or hand loads with thermite......


It still will not explode. The worst that will happen is that the escaping gas will make the propane bottle act like a projectile.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

yes let fear run your children lives, set them up in the basement with a computer so they can stay safe and get there masters degree.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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UPDATE


University spokesman Bill Smith said the man was taken into custody about an hour after the incident began. The university lifted a lockdown for all parts of campus except for the east side of the student union.

Jonesboro Police spokesman Paul Holmes identified the man as Brad Kenneth Bartelt, 47, of Jonesboro. A day earlier, officers went to Bartelt's home after receiving a call about a Facebook post where he said he was "suicidal and now homicidal." In the post, Bartelt referred to an incident with the Social Security administration. Officers said Bartelt was already seeking medical attention, according a police report.


Someone local with a personal beef?
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Listening to the news conference, it sounds like he was purely suicidal. Police chief said he had the shotgun under his own chin and was dousing his own vehicle with gasoline.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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Active shooter? No shots fired. More fear mongering news headlines. The news people should expand their vocabulary.




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